Kelowna: CLBC Information Meeting for Families of Kids in School


School District 23 will be hosting an information night for parents regarding transition and community services for students.

Carrie Despins from Community Living BC will be discussing various topics pertaining to transition services.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TIME: 7pm

LOCATION: Hollywood Road Education Services

Please RSVP to Rob Gibbon at

Community Living BC Information Night

Vancouver: October 15-17, 2015 International Conference: Claiming Full Citizenship

Save the date, this looks like it is going to be an amazing conference.

2015 International Conference Claiming Full Citizenship: Self-Determination, Claiming Full Citizenship: Self-Determination, Personalization and Individualized Funding Personalization and Individualized Funding

October 15-17, 2015 | The Hyatt Regency, Vancouver BC October 15-17, 2015 | The Hyatt Regency, Vancouver BC

Poster with more info here

Off to El Salvador…!

We had the opportunity to donate our van so that the group led by Mr. Lalonde and Mr. Dickeson from Rutland Senior Secondary to get to Seattle. The plan is that this group of leaders in our community are flying to El Salvador to build a house for Habitat For Humanity. Good luck guys!





Hey everyone:

This is really cool. A TV program developed by and for people… “where ability and vision meet”. Some pretty cool activities and interviews.

Check it out on YouTube: Ablevision

Or their website:

#16 in your program, #1 in your hearts!

how cool is this?

Several of the community support crew who went to see the Canucks game against Nashville got to meet my all-time favorite Canuck, Trevor Linden. Here’s a picture of our own Vern Rockwell with the man himself.


Kelowna: Special Olympics health screening day April 12, 2014

This got passed on to us the other day (edited), might be of interest for some of you who are wondering about participating in Special Olympics or just interested in some general knowledge about your health:

We are three medical students collaborating with Special Olympics of BC  to organize the first annual Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Screening Day.

The health fair will be held in Kelowna and is open to all athletes and community members, regardless of whether they are competing in the Games.  It is an event that promotes communication and education for athletes, caregivers, health professionals and even the community at large.  The ultimate goal of this health fair is to support athletes who live with a disability by providing a fun and safe environment to learn about health issues.
The health screenings offered include:
Fit Feet (podiatry)
Fun Fitness
Health Promotion booths:
-BMI/waist circumference
-Nutrition and hydration
-Sun safety
-Blood pressure
-Hand hygiene

When: April 12th, 2014 from 10AM to 2PM(please arrive between 10AM and 2PM)

Where: UBC Okanagan Ballroom (UNC 200). Map here:







*Who*: Anyone who is eligible for Special Olympics is welcome to visit! All ages welcome!
This event will be a great opportunity for all participants to meet health care professionals, Special Olympic athletes, and other members of the community, while learning about health issues relevant to all participants.
No need to RSVP! Please come if you’re interested in participating.

Looking forward to meeting you soon!

All the best,
Sara Treloar